Jeremiah and Belly



Intimacy Level

Friends, Ex-Fiances, Ex-boyfriend and girlfriend

Started dating

Ending of book 2 (first time)

Relationship status


The relationship between Isabel "Belly" Conklin and Jeremiah Fisher starts off as a strong friendship, resembling a sibling-like one with the two looking out for each other. However, it soon blossoms into a full-on romance by the ending of the second novel.

Having grown up together, their relationship begins as close friends. Belly had a childhood crush on Conrad, although he never returned the feelings, and her crush was largely known in the family. This also included Jeremiah.

It is in The Summer I Turned Pretty that Jeremiah takes notice of her and develops feelings for her. However, when he confesses his feelings, Belly still has feelings for Conrad and Jeremiah finds himself heartbroken. By the end of the second novel, the two enter into a relationship after Conrad lies that he is over Belly and they decide to give a relationship a chance - believing Conrad was telling the truth.

Prior to series

Prior to the trilogy, as seen in flashbacks throughout the first novel, Jeremiah had not seen Belly as anything more than his best friend's little sister. They did, however, have a typical sibling/friendly relationship. On one occasion, though, he kissed her in order to make Taylor jealous, whom he had a brief crush on. Belly is left shocked and angered, since it had been her first kiss and she wanted it to be special.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

While Jeremiah has always cared for her in a brotherly sense, like Conrad, he strictly saw her as "his best friend's little sister". However, it appears that Jeremiah now suddenly sees her as a girl, not a little sister figure as before. Jeremiah falls for Belly, but when he confesses his feelings to her, he is heartbroken to realize she still likes Conrad.

He and Belly mend their strained relationship in the wake of Susannah's returned cancer, both comforting each other late one night in his bedroom. The two end up falling asleep side by side in his bed and, when waking up, Belly tucks him in with her part of the bed comforter. While they are on good terms again, Jeremiah still likes her and her newfound romantic relationship with Conrad bothers him.

It's Not Summer Without You

In It's Not Summer Without You, Jeremiah and Belly spend a large amount of time together when looking for Conrad after learning he has disappeared. When they find him at the summer house, they try to convince him to return to school. They all band together, however, when learning of Mr. Fisher's plans to sell the house. Belly is left a little hesitant given how her relationship with Conrad crashed and burned and left things between the two on a sour note, but puts her differences aside to help make things right.

After convincing him to let them keep the house on the condition he pass his exams, Jeremiah and Belly help Conrad prep for his tests. While at his university waiting for his results, Jeremiah ends up kissing Belly. After confirming his still loves her, the two briefly make out in the car. However, the moment is ruined when they are walked in on by a near furious Conrad. Belly runs after him, not bothering to even glance back at Jeremiah. After having a fight with Conrad, Belly is forced to return to the car where Jeremiah is sitting on the hood and Conrad sitting the back seat. Heading back home, Jeremiah tells Belly to drive.

During their car ride, the three do not talk to each other and left in an awkward and tense silence. As the result of heavy rain fall, the have to spend the night in a motel. During Belly taking a shower, Conrad reluctantly tells Jeremiah he is over Belly and he can have his chance with her. After this, Belly makes the choice to start a relationship with Jeremiah and gives up on Conrad.

However, they are unaware of the fact that Conrad actually lied and is still more than in love with Belly.

We'll Always Have Summer

In the third and final novel, We'll Always Have Summer, Jeremiah and Belly have been dating for two years. The relationship is going well... until Belly finds out Jeremiah cheated on her with another girl while at a frat party one night. Heartbroken, she slaps him and spends days in bed crying. To prove his regret, Jeremiah proposes to her. She hesitantly accepts on the condition he never hurt her again. However, the rest of their family is not happy to hear about their engagement given their young age. Belly soon moves into the Summer house due to her mother's fury over her upcoming wedding... where Conrad is also residing. Jeremiah is left uneasy at this and shows several signs of jealousy of Conrad's friendship with Belly.

When Jeremiah finds out that his brother gave a passionate love confession to Belly the night before the wedding, he takes off before his wedding day to Belly in an outrage. Conrad soon finds him and attempts to convince him to return to Belly, but he refuses. Eventually, Conrad and him get into an intense and violent fight over Belly as both boys begin arguing over who loved Belly more and deserved her. This ultimately results in Jeremiah disowning Conrad as his brother, vowing that they were "done".

When Jeremiah returns to Belly, he says that he has always known deep down that she still loved Conrad and cannot handle it anymore. He demands that she give her whole heart to him or nothing at all. Belly admits, to his shock, that a part of her heart will always love Conrad. However, she insists to Jeremiah that she loves him more. Jeremiah tells her that it simply isn't good enough for him.

The two don't go through with the wedding and break up, but remain friends. It is later stated that she and Jeremiah began chatting online during her time abroad in Spain for her junior year of college. Years later, during her wedding to Conrad, Jeremiah attends the ceremony and Belly blows him an affectionate kiss. He responds to her with a smile.


  • First Relationship
    • Start Up: Ending of It's Not Summer Without You
    • Broke Up: We'll Always Have Summer ending
      • Reason: Belly still loved Conrad and Jeremiah wished to have all of her heart, not a piece of it. They also realized that they "weren't meant to be".



  • Jeremiah was Belly's first kiss, abruptly kissing her during a game of Truth or Dare at fourteen years old. Belly had been furious since he stole her first kiss, which she wanted to be special, and he had only done so as a joke and to make Taylor jealous.
  • The two did not have sex during their two year relationship and their physical intimacy remained rather innocent. While Belly was okay with it, Jeremiah later implies during the couple's break up that this was a problem for him.
  • The moment Jeremiah saw Belly as a "girl" and developed feelings for her was during their summer meet up after Belly and her family arrive at Cousin's Beach in the very beginning of The Summer I Turned Pretty. It was shortly after this when Jeremiah saw Conrad checking Belly out as she walked away to get a pop from the house that he also experienced "crazy jealousy" and realized he liked Belly.
  • The two remained friends after their break up.
  • Jeremiah admits in the final novel that deep down he always knew that Belly and Conrad still loved each other. However, he still dated Belly regardless of it because he loved her and, initially, wanted a relationship despite it.
  • Belly indirectly and unintentionally ruined the brotherly relationship between Jeremiah and Conrad. In the final novel, Jeremiah was engaged to Belly and became jealous of her and Conrad's lingering feelings for each other. After being fed up with Conrad lying about his true feelings for Belly as well finding out about his secret love confession to her, Jeremiah disowns him.
  • When Belly and Jeremiah entered their college years together, this proved to be when they began to meet rough times of their relationship when seeing their "non-summer" selves and seeing the conflicting parts of their personalities.
  • Whenever the couple ate together, Jeremiah would frequently steal bits of food from Belly's plate. This heavily annoyed her as she does not like it when people do that, even playfully.
  • While the two got along great during their non-romantic relationship, their college years as a couple proved to be rather unstable and emotionally hard. After they ended their relationship together, it is implied their general relationship smoothed out again.
  • Belly mainly disliked Jeremiah's habit of not taking things seriously anymore during their relationship and found this trait to be annoying, especially during their wedding planning and engagement.